Sunday, May 11, 2014

One dog saved. How many others lost?

Hi, folks. Haggis Chihuahua here, guest blogging for my friend Stewie.

Ted Theewin, a friend of Beard Face Man, let him know about something that just happened out in Walnut Creek, east of Oakland, California. A California Highway Patrol Officer was driving down the Interstate when he saw a tiny Chihuahua on the roadway median, during rush hour, no less. The CHP officer stopped his car and managed to lure the dog close enough so that he was able to pick him up and save him from an otherwise inevitable smooshing.

According to the news article, a CHP officer said "he didn’t know how the dog ended up on the freeway ... (but) it’s likely that someone left the animal there."

Here's a picture of the rescue.

And here's a link to the video of the Chihuahua resting not so peacefully at the rescue shelter.

Kudos to that cop who put himself at risk to save a small animal. And if it's true that someone just put that dog out of the car on a busy expressway--I sincerely hope all their friends and relatives see this story plastered all over the news. I hope they recognize the dog. I hope they learn what their friend/relative is really like and I hope they then treat their friend/relative with the same level of kindness as he or she treated that dog.

I'm not much of a believer in karma, but if it could happen just this one time, I'd be most appreciative.



  1. That poor chihuey looks absolutely terrified. There out to be a special hell for any person who mistreats anything or anyone smaller or more helpless than he is.

  2. or rather, there OUGHT to be. Spelling doesn't seem to be my strong suit today.